225th Anniversary


Join us July 1st at 11am at Washington Monument as we reenact the laying of the original cornerstone in 1827. Thirty-minute ceremony will feature period music, presentation of colors and musket firing by: Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution (MDSSAR) Christian Ardinger Chapter of the Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Washington County, Maryland Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Society,...

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It must have been a remarkable sight – on the morning of July 4, 1827 as many as 500 citizens of Boonsboro and nearby communities assembled on the town square at 7:00 am and, headed by the stars and stripes and a fife and drum corps, marched to an area called The Blue Rocks at the summit of South Mountain.  Motivated simply by patriotism, our fore-bearers had set out to erect the first monument in this Country dedicated to the...

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225th Anniversary merchandise will be available during the Boonsboro Independence Day celebration in Shafer Park on July 2nd! Items include: Hats $10 T-shirts $20 Mugs $10 Pewter ornaments $10 Wine glasses $5 Sales are cash or check...

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Students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts toured the Bowman House recently to get inspiration for a play they will be writing and performing depicting the reunion of Boonsboro brothers Jacob and John Heck. The brothers met in town between the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The students also met Eric Krieger, the great-great grandson of Jacob Heck, and learned more about his family! The play will be Saturday, September...

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